Product Quality Stability Specialist

Amgen Castaic, CA 2019-07-11

As a Specialist Stability you will provide support to the Product Quality (PQ) organization as a subject matter expert of clinical and commercial product stability studies and GMP data management. In this team-based role, you will directly add to the success of a Product Quality Team by collaborating with diverse functional areas including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, International Quality and Process Development on projects, issue resolution and investigations.

The Specialist Stability builds and monitors stability studies within quality systems (e.g. LIMS), owns and handles product quality and stability data and may serve as a primary author on regulatory filings and directly participate in and support site-based GMP inspections. Additional responsibilities include business process support, such as SOP authoring and management, or gap assessments to regional regulations. Expertise in project management, time management and successfully navigation skills for matrixed team environments are essential.

Amgen offers the opportunity to be at the interface between research, global development and manufacturing to ensure that our molecules become medicines. Many of the technologies we’re employing are not only new to Amgen but are new to the industry as a whole. Help us to pave new roads for helping patients.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain technical GMP documents and product stability studies
  • Review, verify, report, and archive GMP data for clinical and commercial products
  • Apply keen attention to detail to conduct data review and reports
  • Execute transactions in relevant GMP computer-based systems (change control, LIMS, etc.)
  • Adeptly manage time-sensitive activities independently

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree & 3 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific, or Manufacturing experience


Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific, or Manufacturing experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of [Job Code’s Discipline and/or Sub-Discipline] experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of [Job Code’s Discipline and/or Sub-Discipline] experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. or advance degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related pharmaceutical sciences field and experience with growing responsibility in a quality, analytical development, process development, pharmaceutics, regulatory, or manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (either direct GMP or technical support)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of biologic and synthetic pharmaceutical bulk and drug product manufacturing and analytical techniques
  • General knowledge of cGMP and US and international filing regulations pertaining to the manufacture and testing of pharmaceuticals and/or bio-pharmaceuticals
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team in a matrix environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including facilitation and presentation skills

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically benefit people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

MEANINGFUL IMPACT. We are all deeply committed to our mission: to serve patients. And we all have opportunities to give to that mission in significant ways. This builds a powerful sense of shared purpose.

INNOVATIVE: Stretch yourself to be state of the art in bio-pharmaceutical products. You’re poised to have a high impact in the new Bio century, Amgen offers our people interesting and challenging work.

REPUTATION. Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

COLLABORATIVE. Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly versatile and hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

REWARDING. Get a fair share in success. Everyone’s contribution is recognized – and strong performance is rewarded.

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